LNVH Newsletter July 2019
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The bureau of the Dutch Network of Women Professors will be closing for two weeks during the summer, from the 29th of July until the 11th of August. All emails will be answered after the break. Have a wonderful summer recess!

Spinoza & Stevin Prize 

In the coming weeks, LNVH is preparing for nominations for a number of prizes and positions. As is customary, we prefer to consult our affiliates regarding possible candidates. We welcome your suggestions for or ideas about high potential candidates for the prestigious Spinoza en Stevin Prize preferably before September 10 via Please include a recent CV of the candidate proposed by you and a brief substantiation of your nomination.


Please be reminded that the call for the LNVH travel grant (Distinguished Women Scientists Fund) is open until October 4 2019. This travel grant is intended for female postdocs, up to 3 years after obtaining a PhD and residing and working in the Netherlands, who would like to travel abroad within the framework of their research. Six laureates will be selected. Applications can be submitted via More information on how to apply can be found on our website

Gender Summit call for abstracts

On October 3-4, the European Gender Summit (Driving academic innovation through diversity and inclusion: Towards a more diverse and inclusive scientific environment to enhance equity and excellence) will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Do you want to present your research during the summit? Call for abstracts is still open until 1 August!

Tilburg University has released a report on academic staff pay gap

In the period 2015–2018, Tilburg University conducted an internal study regarding differences in salaries among academic staff. Tilburg University is one of the first university in the Netherlands to publish the information on their internal pay gap openly. The research concluded that women professors earned an average of 175 euros less per month than male professors. You can read the Dutch report here or the English summary here.

Ilja Voets wins the KNCV Gold Medal 2019

Professor of Self-Organizing Soft Matter Ilja Voets wins the KNCV Gold Medal 2019, the highest Dutch award for top talent in chemistry.

Ilja Voets combines chemistry, physics, biology and technology in her research into antifreeze proteins, which ensure that organisms that live in extreme cold do not freeze. Voets received a Vidi and multiple grants within the ENW-PPP fund and is chairman of the Chemistry of Materials committee. Ilja Voets will receive the KNCV Gold Medal during chemistry congress CHAINS on 10 December, 2019 in Veldhoven.

Exhibition STRUGGLE!

In 2019 the Netherlands celebrates 100 years of universal voting rights. The Groninger Museum is paying homage to this historic occasion with Struggle! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. 
The exhibition is curated by Mineke Bosch, professor of modern history at the University of Groningen, and Egge Knol, history curator at the Groninger Museum. A richly illustrated book written by Bosch to accompany the exhibition has been published on 9 May 2019. The exhibition is open until 15 September 2019.

Call for Millenium Technology Prize

We would like to highlight to you that the call for nominations is opened for the The Millennium Technology Prize. The MTP highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society. The Prize is one million euros and awarded every two years by Technology Academy Finland TAF to an individual or to a team of any nationality. The State of Finland, academic institutions and high-tech industries established the Prize in 2004 as Finland’s tribute to innovations for a better life. 


2 September | Leiden
WOinActie - True Opening Academic Year
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16-17 September | Naples
EPWS Conference
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3-4 October | Amsterdam
Gender Summit 2019 
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14-18 October | London
Professional Certificate in Strategic Gender and Development Planning 
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29 October | Utrecht (t.b.c)
LNVH Annual Meeting / Landelijke Bijeenkomst 

21 November | Zeist
8e congres Vrouwelijke Leiders in de Zorg
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Sophie van Bijsterveld
Radboud University Nijmegen

Professor of Empirical and Practical Religious Studies

Hanneke Schaap-Jonker
VU Amsterdam
Professor of Religion and Theology


Leiden University
Dean of the Faculty of Science 

University of Amsterdam
Tenured associate or full Professor in Economics

Wageningen University 
Tenure track position in Soft Biological Systems 

Wageningen University
Tenure track position in Aquaculture Production Systems

Wageningen University
Tenure track position in Fish Nutrition and Health

Eindhoven University of Technology
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